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Moger, Hugh Moger (1923-1945)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: Hugh Moger Moger (1923-1945), born 8 August 1923, son of William Moger and Mary Kathleen Fortescue Moger, of 24 Queen Square, Bath, Somerset.

 

Attended West Downs School, Winchester.

 

Attended Sherborne School (Westcott House) September 1937-December 1940; 6th form (History); Corporal in OTC.

 

Farming; Schoolmaster.

 

WW2, Captain, 4th Battalion, 15th Punjab Regiment. Killed on active service in Calcutta on 9 May 1945, aged 21.

 

Commemorated at:

Ranchi War Cemetery, India, 8. H. 4 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2807544/moger,-hugh-m...

 

Obituary, 'The Shirburnian', July 1945: 'Captain H.M. Moger, 15th Punjab Regiment. Hugh Moger came to Sherborne from West Downs, Winchester, in September 1937. A keen player of all games, he left too young to get into any School teams, as he assuredly would have done had he stayed his full time. But he was anxious to take up farming. However, he gave up this idea for schoolmastering until he was called up as a candidate for a commission in the Indian Army. After completing his training in India he was posted to the 4th Battalion, 15th Punjab Regiment, serving in Burma until he was wounded in 1944. Although he recovered he was not passed fit for active service and was appointed A.D.C. to General Sir Oliver Leese, Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Forces in Burma. He had been in this job for only a short time when he was killed in a jeep accident in Calcutta on 9th May 1945. The tributes paid to him showed that he had turned out to be a quite exceptional person. He had a wonderful sympathy, kindness and affection, untiring energy, and an unusually large number of very real friends. His affection for Sherborne was very deep as his frequent letters never failed to show.'

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